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Manufacturing Our Future. Together.

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, is dedicated to building and sustaining a qualified workforce, today and in the future, through member and community gifts. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead, strengthen, and advocate for the long-term success of workforce development as well as the overall vitality of the region's manufacturing industry.

 

We offer our members an opportunity to sustain their legacy while leaving their mark on the manufacturing industry.

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“ Our gift to the DRMA Foundation is one of gratitude. The impact of the DRMA on my family and me has been incredible. The fact that one can, without a formal education, work hard and find mentors and colleagues to help me rise from truck driver to founding and leading my own company is the realization of the American Dream. ”

Dave Dysinger, Dysinger Inc. 
> Tomorrow's best and brightest talk about the influence of DRMA on the career paths <
> Bryan Stewart - Montgomery County ESC talks passionately about the value of DRMA for his students and educators<

DRMA members list the shortage of skilled workers as their most pressing challenge. To answer the challenge, DRMA established the DRMA Foundation to fund workforce development initiatives to bring workers into the manufacturing industry. We do this through a comprehensive list of events and activities we also offer the opportunity to personalize your gift to your desired program or group. This provides our foundation donors the flexibility to select the option that matches their needs.

Workforce Development Activities We Fund

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Encouraging students and adults to pursue careers in manufacturing
  • Inspiring a new generation of manufacturers through MFG Day

  • Nurturing people toward manufacturing careers through outreach events

  • Encouraging students and adults to pursue careers in the skilled trades

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Ensuring schools are teaching the skills manufacturers need
  • Serving on advisory committees at schools and colleges to convey the curriculum and skills needed  by manufacturers

  • Working with educators to incorporate industry credentials into their curriculum

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Providing workforce support
  • Small discussion groups to strengthen, share, and learn

  • Wage survey report to guide compensation plans to attract and retain the best employees

  • Sector partnerships with OMA , DDC, and others that foster alliances and collaboration

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Developing entry-level and 
incumbent workforce
  • Increasing the adoption of industry-recognized credentials to ensure skill level

  •  Increasing the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and credentials

  • Lean manufacturing workshops  to increase efficiencies 

MISSION

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) Foundation is dedicated to building and sustaining a qualified workforce, today and in the future, for the region's manufacturing industry through member and community gifts.

VISION

Dedicated to building and sustaining our region’s manufacturing workforce for today and tomorrow.